The Shady Side Elementary School Library Media Center
Library Media Vision & Mission
The Office of Library Media Services envisions school libraries that are the hub of the school and are innovative, vibrant, and flexible spaces, staffed with school librarians who inspire students to become tech savvy and independent life-long readers and learners.
The mission of the Office of Library Media Services is to develop students who are lifelong readers and effective users of technology and information. We do this by teaching critical thinking, research skills and ensuring access to information resources and literature. The curriculum is designed to teach library media skills and information literacy at appropriate levels. In collaboration with the teachers, the library media specialist has developed an instructional program based on curriculum and the needs of the student population.
Over 1.6 million items are checked out each year to students and faculty.
Public Access Catalog & E-Resources : Allows you to search the school’s library for books, magazines, and electronic resources.
MackinVIA : A collection of assorted electronic books and databases.
Access AACPS databases, electronic resources, and the public access catalog from home without using a password. Select the MackinVIA icon from your ClassLink page. This will allow one click, no login access to MackinVIA.
Library Media Programs
AACPS Media centers are home to a variety of programs including:
(May vary by school)
*Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab.
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